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GTEx project sheds light on gene expression

Scientists from the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project have completed a range of studies documenting how small changes in the DNA […]

New International Consortium for Blood Genetics

A new international consortium of blood genetics has been created by a team at the University of Montreal. Unlike previous […]

Machine learning and Darwin combined to piece together tumour genetics

MOBSTER – model-based clustering in cancer, is a machine learning tool that incorporates theoretical population genetics from Darwin to examine […]

TWAS: Transcriptome-wide association study

A recent trend in large-scale association studies is transcriptome-wide association study (TWAS), which aggregates genomic information into functionally relevant units […]

Oncogenic mutational processes differ between sexes

A recent pan-cancer analysis has uncovered sex differences in oncogenic mutational processes.  Cancer sex disparities Disparities between sexes have been […]

Elite controller: Third patient to recover from HIV-1

Researchers have reported that a third patient, referred to as an elite controller, has recovered from HIV-1 infection. Furthermore, this […]

Boston conference seeded thousands of COVID-19 infections

We reported back in March 2020 about a Biogen conference held in Boston where three attendees tested positive for COVID-19. […]

Researchers identify five gene candidates linked to insomnia

A team of researchers from China have performed an integrative genomic analysis and identified five genes associated with insomnia. Insomnia […]

SARS-CoV-2 deletion impacts severity of infection

Researchers have found that a deletion in the SARS-CoV-2 genome, which has been detected in Singapore and other countries, is […]

Structures of the heart reveal risk to cardiovascular disease

A recent study published in Nature has explored the fractal structure of the heart, revealing its influence on susceptibility to […]